Music in film from the year 2011 has already been honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and more will be recognized for the Oscars recognizing achievements in film this year. But the Grammys have a different timetable for awards and so a mix of music from the films of 2011 and 2012 have been nominated for the coveted music awards soundtrack compilations, motion picture scores and original songs. Fans will be happy to see Hans Zimmer's score from The Dark Knight Rises get some love, original songs from The Muppets and much more. Check out the full list of movie music nominees below!
Earlier this week, the Film Society of Lincoln Center hosted "A Conversation with Christopher Nolan", moderated by Scott Foundas, who talked in-depth with the filmmaker at the Walter Reade Theater in the Lincoln Center. In addition to a number of excellent quotes and highlights from that discussion, Foundas has also put up the entire discussion with Nolan online on Film Comment, and it covers many fascinating topics. Numerous readers have emailed me, urging that we mention some of his more intriguing quotes, like those about the ending of The Dark Knight Rises and Batman's origins. A few of the best quotes below.
Now before we move any further, everyone should know that massive spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises follow. Having said that, with the end of Christopher Nolan's trilogy in our past (it arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 4th), fans have been wondering how Warner Bros. will handle rebooting Batman in order to fit the Caped Crusader into their 2015 release of Justice League. With time running short, there's definitely not enough time to do another Batman movie before Justice League would have to start shooting. However, it sounds like Batman might already be cast in the form of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Read on!
The epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's gritty Batman franchise arrive this past summer with The Dark Knight Rises, and fans are now eagerly waiting for the arrival of the film on Blu-Ray/DVD on December 4th. In the meantime, let's take a look at some of the hype before the theatrical release that never came to be. Trailer Park is one of theleading entertainment marketing and content agency creating advertising campaigns for major studios, networks and media clients. Now they've released three posters for the sequel that didn't make the cut. Two are familiar while one would have been a great viral poster. Look!
After attempting an Oscar campaign for Christopher Nolan's sequel The Dark Knight a few years ago, it looks like Warner Bros. is looking to give Batman some Academy Award love again with the epic conclusion The Dark Knight Rises. The studio has just launched their For Your Consideration site trying to get movies like Magic Mike and more obvious, likely choices like Argo, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Cloud Atlas some Oscar love. But the push for The Dark Knight Rises is a pretty big deal, since the studio pretty much wants the film nominated for almost every category under the sun. See below!
Of all the questions that fans were posing at the end of The Dark Knight Rises, the one that we knew Christoher Nolan would not provide an answer on himself was the fate of The Joker. Nolan declined to include even a reference to the character brought to life in grand fashion by the late Heath Ledger, and it made sense considering the film takes place years after The Dark Knight and the likely imprisoned character wouldn't really effect the conclusion of the trilogy. That is until Bane takes over Gotham and criminals like Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) showed up. This fan film Arkham Rising proposes an answer. Watch below!
It's been early three months since the conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy hit theaters, but there's still plenty of buzz on the internet about The Dark Knight Rises. After all, the home video release arrives on December 4th, along with a set of all three films featuring Christian Bale as Batman. Now someone else besides the director has taken a couple minutes to talk about the ending of the trilogy. Be aware, if you haven't watched The Dark Knight Rises, there are spoilers abound from this point on in this quick interview featuring writer Jonathan Nolan talking about the conclusion to the Dark Knight legend.
Despite the fact that the films clocks in at nearly three hours, The Dark Knight Rises doesn't offer much in the vein of a backstory for Bane aside from a certain aspect of his past that helps tie the villainous plot to the origins of Batman (we won't offer specifics just in case there are five of you who haven't yet seen the film. One fact that does remain shrouded in mystery though are the specifics of Bane's injuries in his past and why he actually has to wear the mask other than being beaten brutally at a young age. Well, costume designer Linda Hemming revealed some details that were filmed, but ended up on the cutting room floor.
What ever happened to Bane? What would his life be like after going face-to-face (twice!) with Batman in Gotham City? One of the latest amusing Funny Or Die exclusive sketch videos is this creation, Bane After Batman, directed by Funny Or Die regular PatB. It's another one of those comedic spoof videos tackling Bane and his voice and his mannerisms, but this is what it would be like after his attack on Gotham City. Kind of like those Darth Vader in Real Life photos/videos as well. It's not the best they've made, but it's funny, and a great follow-up to Dark Knight Rises, especially if you've seen it six times by now. Check it out!
Even before the movie came out, The Dark Knight Rises was under heavy fire for some seemingly worrisome sound design with the voice of the villain Bane, played by Tom Hardy, as his dialogue was at times indiscernible in the prologue release with the IMAX version of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. In case you haven't noticed, some changes were made between then and the theatrical release (hear a comparison here). Now the SoundWorks Collection goes behind the scenes of both the sound and music in The Dark Knight Rises with composer Hans Zimmer and supervising sound editor and designer Richard King where they talk about Bane's unique voice, the sound of The Bat and much more. Watch it below!
I sometimes still can't believe we've seen Chris Nolan's epic grand finale of his Batman trilogy. The Dark Knight Rises, released a week ago, has arrived and hopefully everyone has had the pleasure of seeing it (in IMAX). Discussion about it has been rampant for weeks, ever since Warner Bros first started screening it for press, and it will last well into the next few years. To keep things focused on the positive, and follow up with another question in our new series Reply, I decided to start a discussion on specific moments in TDKR. My twitter question was: What was your favorite shot or favorite moment from TDKR and why? Replies below!
Oh, I am very happy to be writing about this. While I despised the 2004 Halle Berry Catwoman spin-off, I will fully admit that Anne Hathaway as "Selina Kyle" in The Dark Knight Rises was one of my favorite characters (I'm not alone). I love her (Hathaway) already and had a good feeling she was going to going to be memorable in this. She plays such a devious, layered, sexy, fun, badass character and really takes it to the next level. Who wouldn't want to see more of her? Well, she was asked in a recent interview if she would continue to play Catw—Selina. Her answer, "I think it would be lovely", is a big tease, but I'm fine with that.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The Fire Rises. The Legend Ends. It's finally here. Four years after The Dark Knight, seven years after Batman Begins, Chris Nolan ends his Batman saga in epic fashion. In theaters everywhere, including 70mm IMAX, is The Dark Knight Rises, Batman's triumphant grand finale. Christian Bale returns as Batman, joined by Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, Tom Hardy as his nemesis Bane, plus Gary Oldman as Gordon and Michael Caine as Alfred. So how is it? Best of the three? What about the way it ends? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your own thoughts on TDKR.
Here we are, on the eve of The Dark Knight Rises. The legend is coming to an end. Its been four years of leading up to this, ever since The Dark Knight. Honestly, we could say it all began with Batman Begins in 2005. I still remember my first time going to see Begins, when I was living in New York City for a summer, and how much I loved it right off the bat, falling for Nolan's style. But the site launched a year later closer to The Prestige and finally, The Dark Knight. We've come a long way since TDK hit theaters on July 18th, 2008, posting nearly 200 articles on or about the sequel since then; now, it's time. Let's take a look back.